Current ARDC point leader, Trevor Kobylarz added his third win of the 2013 season when the American Racing Drivers Club visited the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway for the first time.
It was the first of two nights of racing in Western PA as ARDC traveled to Bedford for a Friday night show and then moved on to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Ryan Greth and Brett Wanner shared the front row start as they led the field to the start of the twenty lap main on Bedford’s banked half mile track. Greth immediately took the lead and started to pull away from the field as Wanner and Jim Radney dueled for the runner-up spot.
Seven consecutive green flag laps of racing saw Greth extend his lead. The caution waved for the first time on lap eight as Kyle Lick had a wheel come off on the homestretch. Greth would restart the race with Wanner, Radney, Tony DiMattia and Trevor Kobylarz nose to tail.
Greth again, pulled away on the restart as Kobylarz passed DiMattia for fourth. As Greth raced ahead, Kobylarz and Radney battled for third at the half way point. Wanner continued his solid race in second while DiMattia had his hands full with challenges by Alex Bright, Steven Drevicki and Nick Wean.
Greth’s advantage was shrinking as Kobylarz took over second on lap fourteen. Drevicki was knocking on the top five on the next circuit.
Kobylarz made his move for the lead as he and f down the backstretch on lap seventeen. Kobylarz was the new race leader as they headed into turn three.
Kobylarz raced to the checkered three laps later with Greth in second. Drevicki’s late race charge resulted in a third place finish for the most recent feature winner, 2012 ARDC Rookie of the Year, Wanner had his best outing in fourth with Radney rounding out the top five.
Greth and Radney were the winners of the qualifying races.
Feature Finish (20 Laps) 1-Trevor Kobylarz 2-Ryan Greth 3-Steven Drevicki 4-Brett Wanner 5-Jim Radney 6-Tony DiMattia 7-Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 8-Brett Arndt 9- PJ Gargiulo 10-Joe Butera 11-Alex Bright 12-John Heydenreich 13-Nick Wean 14-Bill Courtwright 15-Kyle Lick